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Mission Statement

2012 May 9

When I started this blog, I didn’t do it with the intention of becoming a “mommy blogger.” When I jotted down the “About Me” section, I reflected less on what it was and more on who I was (am). When I came up with the subhead, “striving for style in the land of sippy cups and see-saws,” I knew what I wanted to write about, but not entirely for who.

The stay-at-home mom? The working mom? The soon-to-be mom? The young mom? The non-mom?

Turns out, it’s all of you.

Once I started to develop a little following (thank you, thank you, thank you for reading), it occurred to me that I haven’t really summarized the purpose or the vision or the mission behind WhatWouldGwynethDo, for you or for myself.

So here goes.

A lovely lady who was essentially a complete stranger at the time tipped me off to my own mission before I did.

In this little profile she did on me and the blog, she described it like this: “wwgd curates the most beautiful, stylish products and talks about her life as a mama, wife, and working woman. she does it all in a voice that is sometimes funny, sometimes heartfelt, but always like you’re talking to a good friend.”

A good friend. That’s it.

I want to inspire you like only a good friend can.

Whether you come here and find something to laugh at, something that brings a tear to your eye, something to covet, something to read, somewhere to go…I want you to feel like you’ve found it thanks to a good friend.

I want young, creative moms like me to feel fulfilled and women who want to be moms to feel excited and those who have no interest in becoming a mom to realize that it can be cool and inspiring and encouraging, even if it’s not for them…maybe even give them a little window into what their moms may be thinking beyond all those annoying phone calls.

I want my voice to be just what Theresa said – sometimes funny, sometimes not. But always there.

I want you to find parenting tips, home design ideas, ridiculous stories of kitchen disasters and messy marriage squabbles, encouragement…

And of course, like any good friend, I want you to find killer brownies.

Thanks for reading.

7 Responses
  1. Bri permalink
    May 9, 2012

    You truley are all of those things. Every morning in between feeding a 17 month old, nursing a 4 month old and geting ready for the dayI sit down and go straight to your site. I look forward to it every day!

  2. May 9, 2012

    =) I think that’s a fabulous mission statement.

    I would kill for a brownie, but I’m dieting like seemingly the rest of America this time of year.

  3. Jasmine P. permalink
    May 9, 2012

    You. Rock.

  4. May 9, 2012

    Oh, mama, you’re awesome! Thank you! I was only speaking the truth, you know. So it was easy to write that description. I think you do a great job of balancing mama and self. That’s what we all struggle with…We want to be a good mom and take care of our SELF, and I think you do a good job giving this struggle a voice. Definitely a wonderful mission statement.

  5. May 10, 2012

    I love this. Becoming a mom surprised me by being the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done (sounds weird but I really wasn’t sure!) but I still struggle with the idea of being mom-ish. Also, what you said about insight into your mom beyond the annoying phone calls–so funny and spot on!
    Loved you mini-view, too. What you said about your marriage was inspiring.

  6. WWGD permalink*
    May 10, 2012

    Thanks so much, ladies. Your comments and support really made my day. xx

  7. July 2, 2012

    Theresa described you perfectly! I love reading your posts too because it’s easy, funny… and like Theresa said, just like a good friend. I think it’s amazing you can relate to a woman on so many level and I find your voice to be very honest… not easy to achieve on a blog but I think you’re doing pretty darn good!

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